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Old May 20, 2010, 05:38 PM
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This is meant for benching, so I'm not sure if you can fit it in a standard ATX case.
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Old May 20, 2010, 05:49 PM
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This is meant for benching, so I'm not sure if you can fit it in a standard ATX case.
i would imagine that :P this thing has benching all over it.

id like to see results with 4x GTX480's on this bad boy
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Old May 20, 2010, 06:27 PM
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I'm sure this is ignorance talking... but how do you get 64 lanes available on the board when you're plugging it in to a motherboard through 32 lanes? Wouldn't this just create a huge bottleneck?

*Edit* And I think it's ugly as sin... but that's JMHO
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Old May 20, 2010, 06:32 PM
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x8 was my thinking since most cards have a hard time using the x16 bandwidth. but i am just guessing
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Old May 20, 2010, 06:44 PM
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I'm sure this is ignorance talking... but how do you get 64 lanes available on the board when you're plugging it in to a motherboard through 32 lanes? Wouldn't this just create a huge bottleneck?

*Edit* And I think it's ugly as sin... but that's JMHO

theres two NF200 chips on it. these supply the extra bandwidth
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I think those 2 chips are still limited by the x58 chipset since they're using the existing PCI-E lanes.

But there should be no bottlenecks since all the original slots cannot be used and there's only 4 PCI-E slots on the daughter board.
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I think those 2 chips are still limited by the x58 chipset since they're using the existing PCI-E lanes.
The NF200 chips provide more bandwidth for inter-card communication. Obviously it would be impossible for them to provide more bandwidth between the chipset and the cards.
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This has got to be one of the more radical pieces of kit Asus has come out with. Although I'd think them releasing an E-ATX version would be a better option rather than buying an expensive daughter board.

As for the issue with cards being unable to be secured to the slots, you can always use motherboard standoffs to increase the height i think
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:43 AM
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With this ASUS wants to achieve domination of the relay messed up case market. so to use 4 way SLI You MUST buy a ASUS "messed-up Edition case"

personally i think this goal is quite responsible and will be a giant leap ford for ASUS's 2 man case decision.
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